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"D" Drive no Longer Available on DCLI Computers

Starting Friday, October 21, 2011, students must use their USB flash drive in order to save work on all public computers in the Center.

The D: drive is removed from all public computers per requests of Law School faculty.

If you need additional information, please contact Milan Komljenovic, Manager of Information Technology (DCLI, room 128,  412-396-5533, komljeno@duq.edu.)

DCLI New Acquisitions - September 2011

Looking for the most recent collection additions? The Center is pleased to offer a list of the newest titles at both DCLI and ACLL: September 2011 New Acquisitions List

View Your Patron Record

SOLCAT, The School of Law Catalog includes a "View your Patron Record" link. This function allows the user to renew books, check due dates, and save searches. Click on the "View Your Patron Record" link. The system will ask you for your name, for example, Jane Doe. It will also ask for your Duquesne ID Number.

FREE CLE Reminder -The Future of the Establishment Clause in Context: Neutrality, Religion, or Avoidance?

Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA
Thursday, November 3, 2011
12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

The Establishment Clause of the Constitution prohibits Congress from making any law "respecting an establishment of religion". There is no agreement today on the Supreme Court, or in American law generally, as to what that command means. This disarray has led to intractable controversies over such issues as "one Nation under God" and "In God We Trust". Government neutrality toward religion is now challenged by some members of a newly assertive, national religious majority. Conversely, a growing number of nonbelievers, especially among the young, reject even generic references to God. Disappointingly, the Supreme Court has responded to these developments by limiting standing to bring Establishment Clause challenges, rather than by a coherent reinterpretation of the text.

In conjunction with a symposium issue of The Chicago-Kent Law Review, six scholars will explore the future of the Establishment Clause in terms of this contested context at Duquesne University School of Law on November 3, 2011. They will inquire into the possibilities set forth by the three paths open to us into the future of religion in the public square: a new government neutrality, a new relationship of government and religion, and a new understanding of how the Establishment Clause is to be enforced.

Symposium Presenters

Neutrality
  • Bruce Ledewitz, Professor of Law, Duquesne University School of Law
  • Christopher Lund, Assistant Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School
Religion
  • Zachary R. Calo, Associate Professor of Law, Valparaiso University School of Law
  • Samuel J. Levine, Professor of Law, and Director of the Jewish Law Institute, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Justiciability
  • Richard Albert, Assistant Professor of Law, Boston College Law School
  • Mark C. Rahdert, Charles Klein Professor of Law & Government, Temple University Beasley School of Law

Continuing Education Credits

This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for three (3) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and zero (0) hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.

No CLE fee charged for this Symposium

Registration

To register, contact Kathy Koehler at 412.396.6282 or koehler@duq.edu

Reminder: DCLI RESEARCH EXPO 2011 - Wednesday, November 9, 2011

 

Research Expo

Learn more about legal research from the major law publishers and developers of legal information systems.

Exhibits ~ Demonstrations

Food ~ Prizes

Publishers attending include:

  • American Lawyer Media
  • Bloomberg
  • BNA
  • ProQuest Congressional
  • LexisNexis
  • Gale
  • Research Inst. of America
  • Thomson Reuters
  • and More!

 

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Oyez
http://www.oyez.org/

Oyez is an archive of the United States Supreme Court, offering multimedia content. The main object of this Chicago-Kent University project is to “be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955”. The homepage features major current stories that have appeared recently from Oyez. For instance, visitors will find links to an article about whether or not using patently false statements is protected by Freedom of Speech clause, while other recent posts include information about accessing the newly improved  iTunes U site, podcasting oral arguments and opinion announcements. The cases pages lists the most up-to-date Supreme Court cases, and provides facts of the case, term, location, and case basics. The “cite this page” provides MLA, BlueBook, or Chicago manuals of style. Users will find historical and biographical information on the “Justices” page, regarding all courts of the U.S. Supreme Court and their respective justices.  These, and other features, make Oyez a valuable site for anyone interested in oral arguments of the Supreme Court.